Thursday, May 22, 2014

Easiest Form of Exercise

Hiking! 



One of the easiest ways I find to stay trim is to hike. It's important to me that I enjoy exercising (or I won't do it) and I find hiking stimulating on so many levels yet at the same time I can let my mind unwind and drift off.... This gorgeous open space (see pictures below) is right in my back yard, so as I look at it, I have no excuse not to exercise. I enjoy focusing on the sounds of nature around me -- the wind howling past me, the loud hoarse cawing of crows, the lizard shuffling about in the brush, the dirt being kicked around by a gopher, and the sound of bliss when there is pure silence. 

If I'm not meditating while I'm hiking then you will find me taking pictures. I recently switched from an iphone to a Samsung 4 as I take lots of pictures and I love the quality of photographs I get from this phone. 











Don't forget your sunscreen!
My favorite sunscreen which I have used for years is made by MyChelle. It's chemical-free, offers effective protection and is vegan friendly. I wear this daily- rain or shine, winter or summer. It's perfect for when I'm hiking outdoors as it's not heavy and thick causing you to feel like you are perspiring more. www.mychelle.com





A nice straw hat with a wide brim is always a good idea. I have a similar hat to this that I wear when I head out for my hike. This one can be found at www.Alexandme.com

So grab your sunglasses...love these! You can find them at www.athleta.com



and head out the door!...if you're walking alone, don't forget your whistle! [http://www.midlandhardware.com]




As Nike says, Just Do It.



How to Wear Hot Pink Lipstick

The Secret To Pulling off Hot Pink Lipstick Courtesy of http://www.byrdie.com/

The Secret To Pulling off Hot Pink Lipstick
Love bright lip color but not sure it’s for you? No worries: celebrity makeup artists have an awesome trick that makes wearing a pop of color incredibly easy to wear. Aside from nailing the application, and keeping your eye makeup look simple, you can pull off the boldest hues by simply matching your blush to your lips. It’s a subtle nuance that acts as the glue between your complexion and the bright color.

Case in point: Kate Bosworth at a fete for Jimmy Choo in Los Angeles earlier this month. Makeup artist Pati Dubroff mixed two lip colors, and two blush colors, to make a combination that is perfectly in sync.

Dubroff used Nars’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24) in Dragon Girl to line Bosworth’s pout, then layered the brand's 413 BLKR all over her lips for the perfect shade of bright pink. Then, Dubroff applied a combination of the two pink hues in Kevyn Aucoin’s The Creamy Glow Duo ($28) in No. 2 Pravella/Janella to the actress’ cheeks.

Rachel Zoe's 7 Tips for A Fabulous Life







Courtesy of http://www.domainehome.com

RACHEL ZOE’S 7 TIPS FOR A FABULOUS LIFE

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Make your home your castle with advice from fashion’s queen bee.







Stylist, designer, mom… Rachel Zoe wears many hats (and frequently, they’re floppy and ‘70s-inspired). So, obviously, her new book Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour, is—sorry, we can’t help it—beyond maj. You may think you know everything about this tastemaker, but she has a surprise or two up her blousy sleeve (check out our 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rachel Zoe over at Who What Wear.) Here, her advice on how to live a fabulous life because, let’s face it: she does.
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r4Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour by Rachel Zoe, $22, Amazon
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r7When entertaining, greet guests with a clean foyer, fresh flowers, dim lighting, and scented candles. Diptyque Baies Scented Candle, From $30, Nordstrom
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r5Keep your hanging clothes looking their best with velvet hangers and clear garment bags over beading and sequins—and always fold knits! Black Huggable Hangers, From $10 (Pack of Ten), The Container Store
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r6Whenever attending a dinner, always bring a little something for the host—a bottle of wine or champagne are always great. For something less traditional, I love to bring Tiffany & Co. playing cards or macarons from Laduree. Tiffany Playing Cards, $35, Tiffany & Co.
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r10Beautiful coffee table books are must-haves! They lend a pop of color to any room—plus they showcase your interests and can serve as a great conversation starter when hosting. Tom Ford by Tom Ford, $79, Amazon
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r3Whether for your home or closet, keep your investment pieces neutral and classic and incorporate fun accents. For home, update your space with colorful pillows, throws, ashtrays, and Murano glass. Mosaïque au 24 Ashtray, $830, Hermès
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r2A collage of black and white photographs is so chic. Gallery in a Box, $149,Pottery Barn
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r1Keep the lighting dim and flattering – avoid overhead lights. If you don’t have a dimmer, opt for candlelight or lamps to create an ambient atmosphere. Miss K Table Lamp, $325, DWR
Photograph: Justin Coit